PRE-ORDER: Sniffin' Glue may have been the closest thing to perfection ever achieved by a magazine. Untroubled by the demands of owners, publishers, designers and production editors, it was a one-man enterprise that perfectly mirrored the spirit and manners of its subject matter - punk rock - by being intentionally amateurish, passionate and crude.
Mark Perry’s first issue (1 of 12) set the tone for an exercise in kitchen-table publishing that did not even have a kitchen table. Boldly scrawled in his bedroom, Sniffin' Glue started out as a fan’s rallying cry, went on just as long as it needed to (one year) and then stopped, as good punk enterprises should.
Its twelve issues were surely meant to be disposable, the polar opposite of those glossy lifestyle magazines that some people like to collect and file away. Who was going to treasure Perry’s startlingly crude graphic fanzine? Yet today, when any amateur can run up a professional-looking publication on a computer, Sniffin' Glue looks somehow even more heroic.
And here it is again in its entirety, a potent slice of 1976/77 Brutalist punk culture, complete with fascinating new insights from its creator Mark Perry. So look inside, wake up and smell the glue once more.
This classic book is back in print. All copies come with a special bonus print, shown in image two.
We have reserved a limited number of copies signed by the author. These are available on a first come, first served basis.
THIS BOOK IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM WITH AN INTENDED RELEASE OF 29 FEBRUARY 2024.
If other items are purchased in the same order they will all be shipped once the book is released. If you need the other items sooner, please place a separate order.
Author: Mark Perry
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Release date: 29 February 2024
Format: Paperback, 224 pages